Exploring Microsoft Office Access 2007 Comprehensive / Edition 1

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Overview


The Exploring series helps students master the How and Why of performing tasks in Office to gain a greater understanding of how to use the individual applications together to solve business problems. Exploring titles feature Perfect pages where every step of every hands-on exercise as well as every end-of-chapter problem begins on a new page and has its own screen shot to make it easier to follow. Each chapter contains Hands-on Exercises, Capstone Exercises, and Mini-Cases for practicing and reviewing skills acquired. Exploring Microsoft Office Access 2007 Comprehensive 1/e, covers the following topics: introduction to Access; relational databases and multi-table queries; how to customize, analyze, and summarize query data; create, edit and perform calculations in creating professional and useful reports; using sub-reports, advanced query types, pivot tables and charts; data protection; database maintenance; customizing a database with programming languages.Ideal for students and individuals seeking a comprehensive introduction to Access 2007.







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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131567887
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/14/2007
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 750
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

>Chapter 1 - Introduction to Access: Finding Your Way through a Database






Section 1: Data and Files Everywhere!


Exploring, Describing, and Navigating Among the Objects in an Access Database


Understanding the Difference Between Working in Storage and Memory


Practicing Good File Management


Backing up, Compacting, and Repairing Access Files


Hands-On Exercises 1 Introduction to Databases





Section 2: Filters, Sorts, and Access Versus Excel


Creating Filters


Sorting Table Data on One or More Fields


Knowing When to Use Access or Excel to Manage Data


Hands-On Exercises 2: Data Manipulation: Filters and Sorts





Section 3: The Relational Database


Using the Relationship Window


Understanding Relational Power


Hands-On Exercises 3: Introduction to Relationships





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 2 - Relational Databases and Multi-Table Queries: Designing Databases and Using





Section 1: Related Data


Table Design, Properties, Views, and Wizards


Designing Data


Creating Tables


Hands-On Exercises 1: Table Design, Properties, Views, and Wizards





Section 2: Multiple Table Database


Understanding Table Relationships


Sharing Data with Excel


Establishing Table Relationships


Hands-on Exercises 2: Imports and Relationships





Section 3: Queries


Creating a Query


Specifying Criteria for Different Data Types


Copying and Running a Query


Using the Query Wizard


Understanding Large Database Differences


Hands-On Exercises 3: Multi-Table Query





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 3 - Customize, Analyze, and Summarize Query Data: Creating and Using Queries to Make Decisions





Section 1: Data Summary and Analysis


Understanding the Order of Precedence


Creating a Calculated Field in a Query


Hands-On Exercises 1: Calculated Query Fields





Section 2: Expression Builder


Creating Expressions with the Expression Builder


Creating and Editing Access Functions


Performing Date Arithmetic


Hands-On Exercises 2: Expression Builder, Functions, and Date Arithmetic





Section 3: Data Aggregates


Creating and Working with Data Aggregates


Hands-On Exercises 3: Data Aggregates





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 4 - Create, Edit and Perform Calculations in Reports: Creating Professional and Useful Reports





Section 1: Appearance Matter


Planning Reports


Using Different Report Views


Creating and Editing a Report


Hands-On Exercises 1: Introduction to Access Reports





Section 2: The Anatomy of a Report


Identifying Report Elements, Sections and Controls


Adding Grouping Levels Using the Layout View


Adding Fields to a Report


Hands-On Exercises 2: Create, Sort, Edit, Nest and Remove Groups from Reports





Section 3: The Report and Label Wizard


Using the Report Wizard


Hands-On Exercises 3: Report Wizard





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 5 — Pivot Tables and Charts





Section 1 Data Mining


Create a PivotTable view


Calculate aggregate statistics


Modify a PivotTable


Hands-on Exercise 1: Create and Use a PivotTable





Section 2 Charts Convey Information


Select an appropriate chart type


Identify chart elements


Edit a PivotChart


Hands-on Exercise 2: PivotCharts and Modifications





Section 3 Calculations in PivotTables and PivotCharts


Create calculations in a PivotTable


Hands-on Exercise 3: 3 Calculating Field Values in PivotTables





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 6 — Data Protection: Integrity, Validation, Reliability





Section 1 Data Validity


Establish Data Validity


Create a Lookup


Modify a Lookup by Adding and Deleting Values


Create and Modify a Multivalue Lookup Field


Work with Input Masks


Hands-on Exercise 1: Data Protection





Section 2 Forms


Create Forms Using the Forms Tools


Hands-on Exercise 2: Form Creation Tools





Section 3 Form Customization


Create Custom Forms Using Design View


Add Action Buttons and Combo Box Controls


Create Subforms


Fashion Functional Formats


Hands-on Exercise 3: Customizing Forms





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 7 — Advanced Queries: Using Queries to Change Data





Section 1 Action Queries


Maintain a Database


Understand Action Queries


Create an Update Query


Use a Make table Query


Create a Delete Query


Hands-on Exercise 1: 1 Create an Update Query





Section 2 Advanced Queries


Construct Crosstab Queries


Work with Parameter Queries


Create Find Unmatched Queries


Understand Find Duplicate Queries


Hands-On Exercise 2: Advanced Queries





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 8 — Get Connected: Exchanging Data Between Access and Other Applications





Section 1 Access and the World Wide Web


Create a Hyperlinked Field


Edit a Hyperlinked Field


Add and Use Table Attachment Fields


Hands-on Exercise 1: Make Connections








Section 2 Data Connections


Add and Use Attachment Fields in Forms and Reports


Export Objects as HTML Files


Import and Link to HTML Files


Share XML Data


Share Data with Excel


Hands-on Exercise 2: 2 Share Data








Section 3 E-Mail Management with Access and Outlook





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 9 — Bulletproofing the Database





Section 1 Data Protection


Managing and Securing the Data


Hands-on Exercise 1: Managing and Securing the Data


Using Analysis Tools to Improve Database Performance and Documentation


Moving Data to New Database Files


Hands-on Exercise 2: Using Database Tools





Section 2 Table Design Goals: Efficient Accurate and Scalable


Analyzing and Optimizing Object Relationships in an Access Database





Section 3 Helping Database Users


Create Usable Switchboards


Hands-on Exercise 3: The Switchboard Manager





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases





Chapter 10 - Customizing a database with macros and Visual Basic for Applications





Section 1 Programming with Macros


Understanding the purpose for macros in Access


Creating embedded macros using Wizards


Creating macros using the Macro Builder


Assigning macros to events


Using conditions to control macro actions


Hands-On Exercises 1: Customizing a database using macros





Section 2 Understanding database programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)


Using the Visual Basic Editor


Creating procedures


Declaring Variables


Using decision structures


Using repetition structures


Managing data using Recordsets


Hands-On Exercise 2: Customizing a database using VBA





Summary


Key Terms


Multiple Choice


Practice Exercises


Mid-Level Exercises


Capstone Exercise


Mini Cases




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